MARIN COUNTY (CBS SF) — Actor and comedian Robin Williams, who was found dead of an apparent suicide in his Marin County home on Monday, has had longstanding ties with the Bay Area dating back to his teenage years.
Born in Chicago in 1951, Williams spent part of his childhood in the Detroit area before moving to Marin County as a teen. Williams was a graduate of Redwood High School in Larkspur.READ MORE: Homebuyers In Northern California 'High Fire Zones' See Insurance Rates Go Through The Roof
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Williams’ connection to the Bay Area continued throughout his career. Some of Williams’ most popular films took place in the Bay Area, including “Mrs. Doubtfire” and “Bicentennial Man.”
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According to the Marin County Sheriff’s Department, Williams was found dead at his home in unincorporated Tiburon Monday morning.